Brinsworth Whitehill Primary recognises the important responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The safeguarding policy applies to the whole of the schools workforce, along with volunteers and Governors.  In particular staff recruitment and selection – ensuring that all staff (volunteers etc.) has been appropriately checked for their suitability using the safe recruitment procedures. In addition:

  • Raising awareness of safeguarding issues and preparing children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
  • Developing and implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse/neglect.
  • Establishing a nurtured and safe environment free from discrimination or bullying, where children can learn and develop happily.

We take safeguarding pupils extremely serious at Brinsworth Whitehill as all schools do. Staff are encouraged to have an open dialogue with parents and carers to ensure that we all keep your children safe from harm.

Our Child Protection policy can be found here.

Our designated lead in school for safeguarding is Leanne Knight.

The deputy safeguarding lead is Caroline Oxborough (Head of school).

S.Bulivant (KS1 Lead) is also a safeguarding officer.

All safeguarding officers can be contacted on 01709 828242.

Useful information and links:

Rotherham Safeguarding BoardHome page or 01709 336080 ( MASH Team)
Sheffield Safeguarding BoardHome page or 0114 273 4855

Keeping Children Safe in Education.

A document which provides information on safeguarding in schools.

Keeping Children Safe in Education
South Yorkshire police0114 296 4357 or 999 (only for emergencies)
NSPCCHome page or 0808 800 5000


Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command

Report a problem or Home page
Child LineHome page or 0800 1111
The Prevent duty is part of our wider safeguarding duties to protect children from harm. In particular, the Prevent duty requires our school to assess the risk of our pupils being drawn into radicalization and extremism, and it requires our school staff to be able to identify and respond to children who are vulnerable to radicalisation.

Prevent Duty DfE

A website for resources for parents.

Operation encompass

Brinsworth Whitehill Primary School is part of a project that is being run across Rotherham/South Yorkshire. It is called Operation Encompass, a partnership between South Yorkshire Police, schools & colleges, supported by the Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership.

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting on any domestic abuse incidents, where the police have attended and that might have an impact on a child in an education setting.

A key member of staff in the school will be informed when a domestic abuse incident has occurred within the previous 24 hours or over the weekend. This will enable the school to monitor children possibly affected and, where required, support if necessary.

The designated member of the safeguarding staff will use this information in the strictest confidence. They will also ensure that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, affected by, or witnessed a domestic violence incident.

As ever, we are keen to offer the very best support possible for our students.